Teachers invited to attend free ag in classroom event
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:01 pm
A one-day, informal training seminar will be held June 8 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
“Planting Ideas —Harvesting Success” will provide hands-on activities about how to incorporate agriculture into existing classroom curriculum. The workshop is free with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. Each participant receives a resource kit with approximately $200 in educational resource material free just for attending.
The materials include not only teachers’ manuals, but CD-Roms, videos, posters, student materials, maps and lab guides. Information will also be provided on how to apply for an outdoor classroom grant worth up to $2,500.
The materials are interdisciplinary. While they highlight Tennessee agriculture, they encompass math, science, social studies, health and nutrition, language arts, music and art. The materials are available for preschool through 12th grade. They meet TerraNova/Achievement and end-of-course teaching objectives and are correlated with Tennessee Department of Education teaching standards.
Online registration is available at www.tnfarmbureau.org/content/agriculture-classroom-teacher-workshops or by contacting Brenda Baker at 536-5442; visiting the Obion County Farm Bureau at 1212 Stad Ave., Union City, TN 38261 or calling at 885-9303; or by calling AITC consultants Linda Fowler at (731) 587-3659 or Amy Tuck at (731) 588-0652.
Published in The Messenger 5.17.11